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Piano students hold Christmas recital

The annual Christmas recital and party for students of Martha Anne Young was held at her home on Sunday, Dec. 16. First grader, Lydia Akin opened the program with solos and a duet with her Mom. Other duets were performed by, the Rogers brothers, Hinton and Perry, the Rogers sisters, Sara Catherine and Reynolds, Minh Nguyen and her cousin, Michelle Nguyen, Gracie Miller and her Mom and Samantha VanNess and Miss Martha Anne.

A special treat was a violin solo, Silent Night, played by Gracie. After Christmas carols were played by each of the other students, the program closed with a jazzy arrangement of Jingle Bells played by Jacob and Miss Martha Anne. This piece was commissioned for the tenth anniversary of the Quincy Area Piano Ensemble Festival, Quincy, Ill., in 2002. Assisting in serving the 50-plus guests were Connie Stanford, Beth Miller and Bill Young.